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Eisenbahn State Trail

The trail may bring a number of different users to the trail at the same time. It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The Ice Age Trail winds through the Kettle Moraine State Forest and crosses the Eisenbahn State Trail just south of Kewaskum near County Highway H.

Walking, bicycling and in-line skating

The fairly level grade and smooth limestone and asphalt surfaces make this 25-mile trail suitable for bicyclists, walkers and joggers. The five-mile section in West Bend has been paved with asphalt suitable for in-line skating.

Pet owners, please be sure to have your pet on a leash, 8 feet or shorter, at all times. You must pick up after your pet.

Winter activities


In Washington County, snowmobiles are permitted on the trail for about seven miles from Lighthouse Lane to the Washington/Fond du Lac county line. Snowmobiles are not permitted in West Bend. In Fond du Lac County, snowmobiles are permitted on the entire 12 miles of trail from the county line to Eden. To protect the trail from damage, the trail is closed to snowmobiling when snow conditions are poor. Operators must follow all Wisconsin snowmobile laws.

The opening and closing of snowmobile trails are at the discretion of each county. Snowmobile trails that cross DNR lands are opened and closed consistent with the surrounding county (or counties). Whenever possible, the opening and closing of snowmobile trails are done on a county-wide basis, however, localized conditions may require localized trail opening and closing. It is the responsibility of the county to provide notification about the status of snowmobile trails.

The Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report [exit DNR], and local club and county snowmobile webpages [exit DNR] and telephone hotlines will provide the most current information.

Winter ATV Use 

The Eisenbahn State Trail is open to winter ATV use between Dec. 15 and March 15 when the ground is frozen and the temperature is 28 degrees Fahrenheit (F) or lower. Winter ATV riding is allowed on all 12 miles of the trail in Fond du Lac County, and for 7 miles in Washington County from the county line to Lighthouse Lane, just north of West Bend.

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

In Washington County, the section south of Lighthouse Lane is open in winter for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as long as conditions permit. In Fond du Lac County, the trail is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, however, the trail is not groomed and skiers and snowshoers must share the trail with snowmobiles.

No Hunting and trapping allowed on trail

Hunting and trapping are not allowed on the trail corridor. For more information, please see: